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The Better Health briefing papers are written by experts to provide the latest evidence on the health experiences of black and minority ethnic communities. The papers identify good practice examples, and include detailed references to help practitioners explore the evidence further.

The briefings can be viewed online or downloaded and printed for personal use. Multiple copies should not be produced without receiving written permission from the Foundation. Briefing papers cannot be reproduced for sale.

If you are interested in writing a Better Health briefing, please email 4-5 bullet points outlining the content and struture to Kat Clayton.  To support the development of the Better Health collection see our supporter's page.

  • Ethnic inequalities in health: the impact of racism

    Karlsen, Saffron, Better Health Briefing Paper 3, Race Equality Foundation, March 2007
    This paper aims to present the evidence for the relationship between racism and health, acknowledging that different individuals will respond...

  • Effective communication with service users

    Mir, Ghazala, Better Health Briefing Paper 2, Race Equality Foundation, March 2007
    Communication between service providers and people from minority ethnic communities has been highlighted as significant in many studies on...

  • Improving the quality of palliative care

    Gunaratnam, Yasmin, Better Health Briefing Paper 1, Race Equality Foundation, January 2007
    There has been growing concern in recent years about the accessibility and the responsiveness of palliative care to the needs of minority ethnic...